5 Years Ago: LINKIN PARK’s CHESTER BENNINGTON Found Dead At His Home

Chester Bennington

Today marks the fifth anniversary of LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington‘s tragic death.

Bennington died of an apparent suicide Thursday morning, July 20, 2017, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed. He was 41.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said they received a call about 9 a.m. regarding a cardiac arrest in Palos Verdes Estates. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Bennington was home alone at the time of the suicide. His family was out of town and a housekeeper discovered his body in his bedroom.

Firefighters arrived and cleared the scene by 9:29 a.m. Officers responding did not find a note.

Bennington first gained prominence as a vocalist following the release of LINKIN PARK‘s debut album Hybrid Theory (2000), which was a worldwide commercial success. The album was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade, as well as one of the few albums ever to achieve that many sales. LINKIN PARK‘s following studio albums, from Meteora (2003) to One More Light (2017), continued the band’s success.